Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

10 Die in Shootout in Temosachi, Chihuahua

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 |

At least 10 suspected drug traffickers died in a shootout in the mountains of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state prosecutors said.

The shootout happened Monday in Temosachi, a town located about 226 kilometers (140 miles) southwest of Chihuahua city, the state capital, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office said.

The gunfight started Sunday night and ended in the early morning hours of Monday, said the AG’s office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez.

Some of the “criminals managed to get away” by opening fire on a group of police officers who went to the town after receiving an anonymous tip, Gonzalez said.

Army troops were deployed in the town to “ensure the peace of the residents,” the AG’s office spokesman said.

The 10 bodies were taken to the morgue in Cuauhtemoc, a city about 540 kilometers (335 miles) from Temosachi, for identification, Gonzalez said.

Chihuahua has been one of the states most affected by drug-related violence, accounting for about 25 percent of the nearly 50,000 murders registered in Mexico since 2006.

Chihuahua is home to Ciudad Juarez, which gained the dubious distinction in recent years of being Mexico’s murder capital.

Juarez, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, has been the scene in the past few years of a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels.

Source: EFE

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9 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Air superiority will fix this. In Iraq, us scouts used UH-64D's in a flying overwatch pattern and supported by armored ground vehicles to rout any and all bad guys. Four stingers and a 50 cal mounted on the skids makes a little bird into an up close and personal deterrent to any kind of foolishness. One bird up high and one bird down low; shoot at one and the other will end you.

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Anonymous said...

what considerate narcos, prepping the farmers land for spring fertilization free of charge.

Anonymous said...

3/29 12:52AM,
Yep, it's not that uncommon for there to be prolonged gunfight fights in the streets and the authorities show up hours later, after it's over. Just like in the case of the massive body dump in Veracruz on the public roadway during the day...where were the authorities then? Same old story...but then again if you are a legitimate police officer in the area...would you respond, when your outgunned and outnumbered!

Anonymous said...

Oh yea uh-60s huh hay why not a brigade of apaches? Shove some hellfires up there ass. Only one problem This isnt iraq dumbass, its not afghanistan , its not libya

Anonymous said...

The cops would not be outgunned if they were issued the weapons that are seized from the cartels,but what does the military do with the weapons they seize? They destroy them. That is why law enforcement on both sides of the border complain about being outgunned by the cartels. The U.S government provides federal dollars to Mexico and our own border states to properly equip law enforcement on both sides to fight drug trafficking,and yet there is nothing to show for it. It makes me wonder where all the money went? It appears like a misuse of funds to me.

Anonymous said...

Thats crazy temosachi is where i was born hopefully it doesn't get to bad there it use to be a peaceful small town but theres always been mafia presence there they just kept it quiet and low key but i remember my cousin said around 4 years ago there was a group of la linea members staying there and they was always hanging out with the cops there im guessing the sinaloa cartel hitmen ran into la linea members there in temosachi

Anonymous said...

March 30, 2012 12:51 PM .
Bro,thanks for the input man,sometimes we aint got a clue what crew it is.The Line,or CDS ?
As you sayin about the police,they didn't turn up till all the shit was done,obviously.And we still don't know for sure who got murked ?

Anonymous said...

The Juarez cartel is sending people to all parts in chihuhua from juarez

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